This is an analysis of the poem Spring Song that begins with:

ALL winter through I sat alone,
Doors barred and windows shuttered fast, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababaaaa cdcdebeb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011101 11110101 11000111 110100001 10010001 110011011 11010101 11110110 110011111 11010111 11011111 11010101 01011101 10110111 11110010 11110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 286
  • Average number of words per stanza: 53
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, i are repeated.

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  • summary of Spring Song;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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